Queen Elizabeth

  • UK queen, 94, makes first outing in seven months to visit secret defence laboratory
    LONDON, October 15 (Reuters): Queen Elizabeth carried out her first major engagement since a coronavirus lockdown in March, visiting the Porton Down military research facility on Thursday which was involved in dealing with a 2018 Novichok nerve agent attack. The 94-year-old monarch, who spent Britain's national lockdown at her Windsor Castle home, has carried out her official duties remotely by video or telephone, or at a royal residence, since social restrictions were intr
  • UK queen, 94, visits Novichok lab in first outing since lockdown
    LONDON, October 15 (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth carried out her first major engagement since a coronavirus lockdown in March, visiting the Porton Down military research facility on Thursday which was involved in dealing with a 2018 Novichok nerve agent attack. The 94-year-old monarch, who spent Britain's national lockdown at Windsor Castle, has carried out her official duties remotely by video or telephone, or at her palace, since social restrictions were introduced. For her f
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth expresses support for mainstream media
    LONDON, October 5 (Reuters): Britain's Queen Elizabeth gave a ringing endorsement of traditional media in a message to journalists on Monday, saying they were providing a vital public service during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when established newspapers and television channels are routinely vilified and accused of producing "fake news" by U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders, the 94-year-old monarch's message was a rare tribute. "The CO
  • Barbados says it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state
    LONDON, September 16 (Reuters): Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said. A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as have some other countries that were once part of the British empire. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," said Barbados Governor General Sand
  • Windsor Castle opens terrace garden for first time in 40 years
    WINDSOR, England, August 6 (Reuters): Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years. Visitors to the castle, where the queen spent the last few months during Britain's lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic before travelling to Scotland, will be able to tour the garden, created in the 1820s, on weekends during August and September. Today it featu
  • UK's Prince Philip hands over patronage of the Rifles after 67 years
    WINDSOR, England, July 22 (Reuters): Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday to hand over his patronage of the Rifles to Prince Charles's wife, Camilla, after 67 years of association with the infantry regiment. A former naval officer renowned for his sometimes brusque manner and humour, Philip married Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became queen. He is now by far the longest-serving consort
  • Arise Sir Tom: Queen Elizabeth knights 100-year-old fundraising captain
    WINDSOR, England, July 17 (Reuters): Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting Britain's spirits during the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic by raising millions of pounds for health workers.   The World War Two veteran raised a record 33 million pounds ($41 million) by walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame in April in the run-up to his landmark birthday.   At an open-air invest
  • Queen to knight record-breaking UK fundraiser Captain Tom on Friday
    LONDON, July 15 (Reuters): Captain Tom Moore, who became a national hero in Britain after raising more than 33 million pounds ($40 million) for health workers in the run-up to his 100th birthday, is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth on Friday, Buckingham Palace said.   The World War Two veteran raised the record sum for the National Health Service by painstakingly completing 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame in April.   The following mont
  • Prince Philip, patriarch of the British royals, quietly turns 99
    LONDON, June 10 (Reuters): Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than seven decades, celebrates his 99th birthday on Wednesday, although there will be little public fanfare to mark the occasion.   Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will spend the day privately at Windsor Castle, west of London, where he and the 94-year-old monarch have been staying during Britain's coronavirus lockdown.   That means the rest of the royal family